Hunger Games drives interest in antique brooches
The Hunger Games have proved to be a hugely successful series of novels, and more recently, films.
The story, imagined by Suzanne Collins, has captured the imaginations of people across the world and in the antique jewellery business we're reaping a small amount of the reward for that.
We've been dealing in antique brooches for more than 30 years and business in the pins has rarely been as brisk as it is today.
One of the reasons for that is because one of the main features of The Hunger Games is the way in which central character Katniss Everdeen's pin badge gains symbolic significance.
The oppressed people of the districts of Panem adopt the brooch, which features a Mockingjay, as a symbol of the struggle for independence from Panem's tyrannical leaders in the capital, who make young citizens compete in the brutal Hunger Games each year.
The iconic status of the Mockingjay brooch has seen people looking to buy brooches of their own and we've had plenty of customers looking for their own individual and unique brooches.